Managing Risk in Tourism, Events and Hospitality

 

ASSESSMENT DETAILS

Managing Risk in Tourism, Events and Hospitality

 

 

Assignment 1:         ANALYTICAL ESSAY

Due Date:                 August 14, 2017 (5.00pm)
Weight:                      30%
Word limit:                1500 words (+/- 10%)

 

Task Description: 

You are required to write an analytical essay which identifies and analyses the significant legal, ethical and sustainability dimensions of risk management. Please be aware that the context of this course is tourism, hospitality and events; as such your essay should explore the three dimensions of risk management in this particular context.

 

A suggested structure is as follows:

 

  • Title Page
  • Introduction (200-300)
  • Legal Dimensionof Risk Management (Explain the importance of the legal issues of risk management) (350-450)
  • Ethical Dimensionof Risk Management (Explain the importance of the ethicalissues of risk management) (350-450)
  • Sustainability Dimension of Risk Management(Explain the importance of the sustainability issues of risk management) (350-450)
  • Conclusion (Conclude by summarising the key points in the discussion and finalise the report). (100-150)
  • List of References (Use an accepted referencing style. Include only references that appear in the report. Ensure that you have based your report on a variety of credible sources. To demonstrate your breadth of research and scholarship, include at least 10 in-text references from different sources.

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  1. Structuring your Assignment

 

  1. Title Page

The title page should include at least:

  • The title of the assignment
  • Your name and student number
  • The word count (excluding title page and list of references)

           

  1. Introduction

This section should outline the main argument and points which are developed in the essay.

It should include at least:

  • Background information on the topic of risk management
  • Main purpose of the essay
  • Overall point of view discussed
  • Overview of components to be discussed (structure)

 

  1. Legal Dimension of Risk Management

This section should:

  • Explain why risk management has a legal dimension.
  • Identify and discuss some specific legal issues which impact on risk management.

 

Questions that may help you develop your arguments may include:

  • What are the legal aspects that need to be considered in risk management?
  • Why are these important? What are their implications?

 

  1. Ethical Dimension of Risk Management
    This section should:
  • Explain why risk management has an ethical dimension.
  • Identify and discuss some specific ethical issues which impact on risk management.

 

Questions that may help you develop your arguments may include:

  • What are the ethical aspects that need to be considered in risk management?
  • Why are these important? What are their implications?

 

  1. Sustainability Dimension of Risk Management

This section should:

  • Explain why risk management has a sustainable dimension.
  • Identify and discuss some specific sustainability issues which impact on risk management.

 

Questions that may help you develop your arguments may include:

  • What are the sustainability aspects that need to be considered in risk management?
  • Why are these important? What are their implications?

 

  1. Conclusion

This section should summarize the key points of your discussion and restate the main point of

view.

 

  1. List of References

This section should include all the references used in the essay. A minimum of 10 references is required.

 

Citation and referencing should conform to the APA (American Psychological Association) format both within the plan and the reference list.

 

  1. Preparing your submission

Assignments are to be submitted electronically via Turnitin.

Please submit your assignment in the following format:

Font: Arial or Times New Roman

Font Size: 12

Spacing: 1.5

 

Marking Criteria for Assignment 1 – Analytical Essay

Criterion Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
Introduction

15%

 

Provides an engaging introduction to the topic and its importance.Clearly states the purpose of the essay.

 

Provides a very good introduction to the topic and its importance.Clearly states the purpose of the essay.

 

Provides a good introduction to the topic and its importance.Clearly states the purpose of the essay. Provides an introduction to the topic but presents some clarity or depth issues regarding the relevance of the topic andits main purpose. Provides a very superficial or no introduction to the topic and its relevance and does not identify its purpose.

 

Understand the legal dimension of risk management, responsibilities and relevant codes of conduct.

20%

Displays comprehensive knowledge and deep understanding of the legal concepts and frameworks. Displays a high level of knowledge and understanding of the legal concepts and frameworks. Displays a good level of knowledge and understanding of the legal concepts and frameworks. Displays adequate knowledge and some understanding of the legal concepts and frameworks. Limited display of knowledge and understanding of the legal concepts and frameworks.
Understand the ethical dimension of risk management, responsibilities and relevant codes of conduct.

20%

Displays comprehensive knowledge and deep understanding of ethical concepts and frameworks. Displays a high level of knowledge and understanding of ethical concepts and frameworks. Displays a good level of knowledge and understanding of ethical concepts and frameworks. Displays adequate knowledge and some understanding of ethical concepts and frameworks. Limited display of knowledge and understanding of ethical concepts and frameworks.
Understand the sustainability dimension of risk management, responsibilities and relevant codes of conduct.

20%

Displays comprehensive knowledge and deep understanding of sustainability concepts and frameworks. Displays a high level of knowledge and understanding of sustainability concepts and frameworks. Displays a good level of knowledge and understanding of sustainability concepts and frameworks. Displays adequate knowledge and some understanding of sustainability concepts and frameworks. Limited display of knowledge and understanding of sustainability concepts and frameworks.
Conclusion

10%

 

Provides an excellent conclusion to the assignment. Provides a very good conclusion to the assignment. Provides a good conclusion to the assignment. Provides a satisfactory conclusion to the assignment with some repetition of ideas. Provides a superficial or no conclusion to the assignment.
Ability to translate ideas to written communication. Overall presentation and style

15%

Demonstrates persuasive and clear translation of ideas to written communication. Flawless formatting and presentation, excellent style and written expression with varied, precise and engaging language. No spelling or grammatical errors and excellent referencing.

 

Overall, demonstrates persuasive and clear translation of ideas to written communication.

Very good formatting and presentation, and very good general style and written expression.

 

Overall, demonstrates persuasive and clear translation of ideas to written communication.

Good formatting and presentation, good general style and written expression with some language or expression issues.

 

Overall, demonstrates some persuasive and clear translation of ideas to written communication.

Satisfactory formatting and presentation, clear general style and written expression with some language or expression issues, spelling or grammatical errors, and/or minor referencing mistakes.

Overall, demonstrates little persuasive or clear translation of ideas to written communication.

Unsatisfactory formatting and presentation, with some major issues of language or expression, spelling or grammatical errors, and/or referencing mistakes.

 

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